It is my pleasure to welcome you to the first entry in the new president’s blog of the relaunched website of the International Cartographic Association. Thanks to the efforts of the ICA Webmasters Manuela Schmidt and Felix Ortag this place evolved to be a more contemporary web presence.
This website is meant as a modern tool for getting information about ICA and all its activities as well as allowing for more interactive and dynamic tools reflecting opinions, comments and discussions. We are all interested in having tools available which support our professional lifes as cartographers and assist us in distributing and linking ideas, results and opinions about maps, cartography and ICA. With this relaunched website we hope to be able to meet these needs.
I would like to invite all of you to stay connected with ICA by taking advantage of the offered options on the website including email-subscription, RSS or Twitter. I am also looking forward to comments and suggestions for developing the website further.